Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (3):499-500 (2013)

Rupert Read
University of East Anglia
James Klagge aims to shed light on Wittgenstein’s philosophy by situating it in its biographical–cultural context. While Klagge is not alone in pursuing this aim, his claim to originality lies in his thematic focus on Wittgenstein’s relationship to his time and culture as one of “alienation” (3), expressed by the metaphor of being “in exile” (61). A central concern of Klagge’s is how we, as modern readers living in a “civilized” culture not dissimilar to the one from which Wittgenstein felt himself estranged, can hope to understand the philosophical writings of such a radically distant “other.” Klagge’s suggestion is that through acknowledging and engaging with just how different Wittgenstein was, we can ..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1353/hph.2013.0050
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,618
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Wittgenstein in Exile – By James C. Klagge.William James DeAngelis - 2012 - Philosophical Investigations 35 (1):94-98.
Wittgenstein and Neuroscience.James C. Klagge - 1989 - Synthese 78 (March):319-43.
Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosoph.James C. Klagge (ed.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
An Unexplored Concept in Wittgenstein.James C. Klagge - 1995 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 12 (4):469 - 486.
Wittgenstein on Non-Mediative Causality.James Carl Klagge - 1999 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (4):653-667.
Ludwig Wittgenstein and William James.Jaime Nubiola - 2000 - Streams of William James 2 (3):2-4.
Convention T Regained.James C. Klagge - 1977 - Philosophical Studies 32 (4):377 - 381.
Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology.James C. Klagge - 2005 - International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2):278-280.


Added to PP index

Total views
39 ( #274,301 of 2,446,658 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #456,908 of 2,446,658 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes